The Waypost project will generate an estimated $21 million in tax revenue over its lifetime, which will benefit the local school district and other public services. The project will also create between 150-200 jobs during construction, and generate predictable, long-term income for landowners.
Agricultural presence can be maintained throughout the life of the project through native vegetation and other dual-use practices such as livestock grazing and bee pollination. This type of low-impact installation preserves farmland for its original use after project decommissioning.
Compared to many other types of commercial development, low-profile solar panels present minimal visual impact. Vegetative screening will be added around nearby homes.
Chad Lobley is responsible for all aspects of renewable energy project development and is part of the development team working in the Northeast. He oversees the entire development process, from site origination, grid interconnection, project diligence, permitting, and community engagement.
Chad has worked on renewable energy projects for more than 18 years and started with Enel Green Power in 2022. He is currently focused on utility-scale solar and battery storage development and strives to build close ties with local communities during the development process.
Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geography and Planning with a minor in Biology.